The Open Exhibition

In 2017 we held our first international open exhibition of cartoons, under the title “Alternative Facts”. The response was amazing; we needed two venues to display over a hundred works from more than a dozen countries. We could have shown as much again if we’d had the room.

This year we’re organising the festival around November 11th 2018, one hundred years precisely since the end of the “Great War”, and have arranged a number of festival events to reflect on this historic moment. A day of joy for many, but one also of grim resolution, as the world vowed never again to unleash the horrors of industrialised war.

I think we all know how well that worked.

A century of violence and upheaval – much, arguably, as direct consequence of this very peace settlement. From WWII through the Cold War to the War on Terror, the planet has hardly had a quiet moment since.

Which is why we’re calling this year’s open show:

“The Peace To End All Peace”

We’re not looking for submissions about these events exclusively. As always, we’re open to everything – especially everything funny. But we expect that many cartoonists will have things to say about them.

Have a look at our guidelines if you’d like to take part, or contact us with any question. The exhibition is open to submissions from all cartoonists everywhere.

Exhibitors this year include:

Steven BonelloMalta
Harry BurtonIreland
Virginia CabrasItaly
Donal CaseyIreland
Allan CavanaghIreland
Richard ChapmanIreland
CiaraíochIreland
Gerard CrowleyIreland
Florian Doru CrihanaRomania
Hunt EmersonUK
FadiToOnNorway
JonesyUK
Eoin KelleherIreland
Graeme KeyesIreland
Caoimhe LavelleIreland
Tom MathewsIreland
The Surreal McCoyUK
Ed McLachlan UK
Marilena NardiItaly
Nick NewmanUK
NolFrance
Damir NovakCroatia
Martin RowsonUK
Cristina SampaioPortugal
Jean-Claude ServaisBelgium
Gatis ŠļūkaLatvia
Mustafa TozakiCyprus
Ivailo TsvetkovBulgaria
Martyn TurnerIreland/UK
TwistedDoodlesIreland
Nicolas VadotBelgium